apperently the c++ manual im reading is outdated.

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    apperently the c++ manual im reading is outdated.

    im reading teach yourself "C++ Second Edition".. and was recently told it's outdated and i might need to re-learn some stuff. (frustrated look on my face right now)
    link: http://newdata.box.sk/bx/c/index.htm
    is third edition up to date(or a newer one)? I really enjoyed this manual. is there a specific book thats great to learn that resembels this one...?

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    I think the current version is the 5th edition. It's probably not that much different than the 3rd edition. It has been updated to reflect the modern standard C++ (meaning its code will work on modern compilers). However, it still uses some older practices. Most C++ books and tutorials have that same problem, so while I would recommend finding a book that doesn't, you'll be fine if you stick with what you've got.

    The problem for you is that I'm not sure if any newer versions are available online.

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    ill go out to the nearest Chapters and buy a good book if i have to. it's not a problem. the problem is which book is up to date and good for beginner like me. i liked "21 days to c++" because it goes in depth to tell you what happens if you exceed a signed int value, and such. if you have any suggestions i would appriciate. the kind of book i don't want would be called "learn c++ in 121 day" .

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    Check the book recommendations thread stickied at the top of this forum. The three options I would suggest are these (in order of preference):

    Accelerated C++ by Koenig and Moo
    You Can Do It! by Glassborow
    Beginning C++ Game Programming by Dawson

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    you rock dude!
    thanks for you input and time.

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    I'm just posting this to keep other's computers safe; what I mean by that is that when I follow that link, McAfee SiteAdvisor shows it as red, telling me that many of the downloads have spyware/trojans. It may just be the host, but I thought I might warn anyone (again, it may not be that particular link). Sorry for going off topic.

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